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In film and television it is hard to determine which movie or program best represents American popular culture in the 1960s. Television included such diverse programs as the popular western Bonanza (1959–73), with its depiction of life on a nineteenth-century cattle ranch and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–70), in which comedians Dick and Tom Smothers pushed the boundaries of social satire, sexual innuendo, and taste. Films of the decade included big-budget spectacles like Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Cleopatra (1963), set in ancient times and featuring huge casts and lavish sets, and small independent movies such as Easy Rider (1969), which depicts two hippie rebels searching for freedom from the mainstream's restrictive rules as they motorcycle across America. Music was also diverse. It included the socially aware folk songs of Bob Dylan, the surf sounds of the Beach Boys, the romantic crooning of Frank...

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